What the Swedish Butler Saw

What the Swedish Butler Saw is a 1975 Swedish-American erotic sex comedy film directed by Vernon P. Becker and starring Ole Søltoft, Sue Longhurst, Malou Cartwright and Diana Dors. It is known by several alternative titles including A Man with a Maid, The Groove Room and Champagnegalopp.[2] The film is loosely based on the 1908 erotic novel The Way of a Man with a Maid.

What the Swedish Butler Saw
Directed byVernon P. Becker
Written byVernon P. Becker
Barry E. Downes
Based onThe Way of a Man with a Maid
by Anonymous
Produced byInge Ivarson
StarringOle Søltoft
Sue Longhurst
Malou Cartwright
Diana Dors
CinematographyTony Forsberg
Edited byIngemar Ejve
Film AB Robur
Unicorn Enterprises
Distributed byIndependent International Pictures
Release date
  • February 17, 1975 (1975-02-17) (Sweden)
Running time
73 minutes[1]
United States

During the 3-D revival of the 1980s, the film was re-released under the title Tickled Pink, but the release did keep the Swedish Butler credit sequence intact.

The film was shot in Stereoscopic 3-D at studios in Stockholm with exteriors in Denmark.



In Victorian London, a young aristocrat, Jack Armstrong, is desperate to win the love of his beloved, the greedy Lady Alice Faversham.[3][4] Jack buys an insane asylum to turn into a "love nest", unaware that Jack the Ripper still lives there.


  • Sue Longhurst as Alice Faversham
  • Ole Søltoft as Jack Armstrong
  • Malou Cartwright as Penny
  • Diana Dors as Madame Helena
  • Charlie Elvegård as Samson
  • Martin Young as Jack the Ripper
  • Steven Lund as young Jack
  • Joe Grey as Judge Pettibone
  • Larry Leonard as Mr. Pendleton
  • Peter Rose as Reverend Faversham
  • Julie Bernby as Mrs. Faversham
  • Barbara Hart as Mrs. Armstrong
  • Gil Holmes as Mr. Armstrong
  • Tina Monell as Marion Faversham



It was one of a number of sex comedies starring Diana Dors.[5]

See also



  1. ^ "WHAT THE SWEDISH BUTLER SAW! (X)". Entertainment Film Distributors. British Board of Film Classification. Retrieved August 12, 2013.
  2. ^ BFI Groove Street
  3. ^ Donald C. Willis, Horror and science fiction films II, Scarecrow Press, 1982, ISBN 0-8108-1517-6, p.161
  4. ^ R. M. Hayes, 3-D movies: a history and filmography of stereoscopic cinema, McFarland, 1998, ISBN 0-7864-0578-3, p.205
  5. ^ Vagg, Stephen (September 7, 2020). "A Tale of Two Blondes: Diana Dors and Belinda Lee". Filmink.